Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature

By Geoff Hamilton & Brian Jones

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9780786465415 9781476600536
Publisher
McFarland


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Reviewed on June 1, 2013  |  Reference

A good writer can invoke a powerful sense of place and by doing so can influence the reader's impression of a landscape. This encyclopedia, which includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, compiles a wide selection of authors whose work the editors feel inspired American perspectives regarding the environment of the New World. The book excludes scientific writings and focuses on authors whose work represents American pastoral, gothic, naturalistic, apocalyptic, conservation, transcendental, and ideological writings. Although many of these authors are environmental writers (John Muir, Rac...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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